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chocolate cherry cupcakes

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Carole F
Here, FL

Another goody from Ms. Betty! What is not to love about this one... In our busy lives this is a simple way too make a special little treat! Picture from Betty Crocker, I will post my own asap!

(3 ratings)
yield 24 serving(s)

Ingredients For chocolate cherry cupcakes

  • 1 box
    betty crocker supermoist devil's food cake mix, mixed as directed on box
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract, if desired
  • 1 can
    21 ounce, cherry pie filling
  • 1
    small box (3 ounce size) instant vanilla pudding, mixed as directed on box
  • 1
    container (1 lb.) betty crocker chocolate frosting

How To Make chocolate cherry cupcakes

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350. Make and bake cupcakes as directed on box, adding all ingredients suggested on box and adding almond extract, if desired. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely; about 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Just before serving, remove paper baking cups. Cut cupcake in half horizonally with serrated knife. On bottom half of cupcake, spoon 1 tablespoon cherry pie filling; top with 2 teaspoons vanilla pudding. Replace top of cupcake.
  • 3
    Remove lid and foil cover from frosting container. Microwave frosting on High 30 seconds. Stir thoroughly until very soft and smooth, microwaving an additional 5 to 15 seconds if necessary. Spoon 1 tablespoon frosting over top of cupcake. Top with cherry from pie filling. OR, you could use a stemmed maraschino cherry in place of the pie filling cherry.
  • 4
    Repeat steps 2 and 3 with remaining cupcakes. Serve immediately.

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